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Orthodontics

Braces and Orthodontics

How do I Benefit From Orthodontics?

Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc - Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers specialized in orthodontics which is a specialized field of dentistry that focus on studying and treating of malocclusion, or misaligned teeth or jaw which may result from the irregular teeth and disproportioned jaw relationship. The word orthodontics comes from the Greek words "orthos" meaning straight or proper, and "odons" meaning tooth. Orthodontics specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.

Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc - Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers provide orthodontic treatment for all age groups. Orthodontic treatment can be carried out for cosmetic reasons as well as health reasons. Beside the low self esteem and insecurity that misaligned teeth may cause, they can also affect a person's ability to speak and chew. Severely misaligned teeth and jaws can cause breathing problems associated with snoring and sleep apnea Treatment is most often prescribed for practical reasons such as providing the patient with a functionally improved bite (occlusion).

Orthodontics is one of the 8 specialties in dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association. The practice of orthodontics involves the bringing of the teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment using the corrective appliances (braces).

Regardless of your age, the orthodontics can maximize your teeth's effectiveness in performing their functions. Today's orthodontics available in Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc-Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers, associates with the greater esthetic appeal, shorter treatment time and increased comfort level.

Orthodontic treatment can also enhance your facial appearance by reshaping the jaw, neck and lips, especially maxillofacial surgical procedures are combined. In addition, well-aligned teeth give you confidence and make oral hygiene easier to maintain.

Treatment Plans

In Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc - Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers, the treatment plans are customized for each individual and most of the time patients wear their braces from one to three years, depending on their condition. This is followed by a period of wearing a "retainer" that holds teeth in their new positions. Although patient may experience a little discomfort during treatment, today's braces are more comfortable than ever before. Newer materials apply a constant, gentle force to move teeth and usually require fewer adjustments.

How to maintain good oral hygiene with orthodontic appliances

Patients wearing braces need to be ever vigilant when it comes to keeping their braces, teeth and gums clean. You must follow the instruction given by your orthodontist or staff at Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc.-Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers on oral hygiene and avoiding certain foods. By doing so, you can maintain healthy teeth and a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. Plaque is your enemy. If plaque is left on your teeth, around the braces, you can develop swollen gums, bad breath, scarred & discolored teeth, even cavities.

You should brush regularly, as directed by your orthodontist, flossing daily and scheduling dental visits can help keep teeth healthy. See the above video created by Oral B and Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc - Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers for instructions on how to brush your teeth while you are wearing braces.

Patients with braces should limit between-meal snacks and maintain a balanced diet. The patients need to avoid certain foods that could interfere with braces. Avoid soft, sticky foods and candies. They can place a big role in loosening or dislodging of your braces. These foods include chewing gum and candies such as caramel and taffy. Be careful with whole fruits and vegetables too. It is necessary to cut apples and carrots into very thin slices and chew them carefully. It's best to avoid chips and dip. Never suck on lemons, limes or ice.

HARD FOODS TO AVOID:

  • Hard Candy
  • Corn Chips
  • Popcorn
  • Jerky
  • Ice
  • Nuts
  • Pizza Crust
  • Corn on the Cobb
  • Jolly Ranchers

SOFT FOODS TO AVOID:

  • Bubble gums
  • Gum
  • Starbursts
  • Sugar Daddies
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Gummy Bears
  • Caramels
  • Taffy
  • Other chewy candies

The reason why orthodontic treatment from Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc - Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers is the BEST in the world.

  • Patient will receive $160 value Oral B Electrical toothbrush as a complementary gift
  • Patient will receive $95 cash rebate from Oral B as bonus
  • Patient will receive $600 value In-Office Teeth Whitening upon completion of their orthodontic treatment for FREE
  • Patient will receive $1,200 value Laser gum trimming treatment if necessary ABSOLUTELY free of charge

Call our office today for FREE consultation appointment with our best, highly trained specialist at 408-259-2900 or email to us at info@drjkim.com or visit our office located at 1725 Berryessa Road Suite B, San Jose, CA 95133.

Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc - Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers

Merna Tajaddod, D.M.D, M.M.Sc

Dr. Tajaddod is a Harvard trained and board certified orthodontist practicing in San Jose, CA.

Dr. Tajaddod’s commitment is to “to provide the highest quality orthodontic care and service using state of the art techniques to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile”.

Dr. Tajaddod earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where she had graduated top 5% of her class. In addition, she also earned her Certificate in orthodontics and bachelor in Oral Biology from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Tajaddod had been practicing Orthodontics since 2001. She was an instructor in Harvard school of Dental Medicine.

While at Harvard, Dr. Tajaddod had researched under the supervision of Dr. Myron Spector, the orthopedic director at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The research which emphasized on the “Rule of Alpha Smooth Muscle Actin in human osteoblasts” led to the publication of a research paper.

Dr. Tajaddod is a firm believer in advance training and regularly attends continuing education courses to improve her skill and stay current with the latest techniques and technologies.

Accolades:

  • Harvard Society of Advancement in Orthodontics
  • San Mateo and Santa Clara Dental Society
  • California Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • California Dental Association
  • American Dental Association

About Merna Tajaddod

Dr. Tajaddod has provided high quality Orthodontic treatment for many patients over the past several years. Dr. Tajaddod is married and has two children. She arranges flowers professionally and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

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